Pop quiz, hotshot... Keanu Reeves is the Los Angeles S. W. A. T. cop who - thanks to the device planted by mad bomber Dennis Hopper - has to keep a packed commuter bus above 50mph. Plucky passenger Sandra Bullock finds herself behind the wheel as the seconds tick away and the road begins to run out. The unfussy plot and relentless pace makes this one of the most adrenalin-pumping thrillers ever made. It also picked up Oscars for best sound and best effects editing.
Jan de Bont